It's been steadily raining here for the last, eh, 3 hours? Lost the internet for a while.........as I was putting up another avatar pic :banghead:
It's a pic of me and Patty, from a year ago, I'm on my tiptoes, adding maybe 4" to my 5'1, LOL!
She was like riding on a cushy couch. Miss that big goofy horse. She'd be all covered in mud right now, only on one side though! She was such a nut!
This place is going to blow up all green in about a week, you wouldn't know it was the same place, all it needs is water, preferably rain water. The well water just doesn't have the nitrogen that motivates the seeds and plants to explode.
Every year that I've had a garden, the seedlings just stand there at about 4" until the first rain comes (Last freeze date May 10) and then I can't keep up with them!
This year, no garden, no turkey poults for the freezer this fall, just be chilling with the last of the eggs in the incubator. All peafowl eggs, hoping to get a few.
Didn't count but looks like I hatched about 100 chicks since January. Had to replenish my old flock that has gotten a bit old. Worked about 10 years developing my own line of silkies, showing, breeding, selling, really devoted myself for 21 years. The old ones started dying off over the last year and just had to keep the line going. It was a hella lot easier this time around, last time I cranked up the old incubator, I was pulling 40-50 chicks out each weekend for almost 6 months. Shipped the bulk of them out as day olds right out of the 'bator, they basically paid for all the feed for the following year and then some, for ALL the critters! Did that for about 15 years. Some of these new ones will be going to the neighbor.......I'll have to see how many roosters I can sneak into the bunch!!!!:floorlaugh:
Now, basically everyone is officially "lawn ornaments".
Just checked the calendar and my new mare, Kissie, hasn't gone back into heat for over a month.........we may have a foal next year!!!! Not into the "call the vet and get her checked" thing, if it is, it is. It's pretty cool at about 5 months, the mares will drink cold water and their flanks will look like there's a butterfly inside of them, just little uncontrolled movements.
There's something about birth and baby animals, for some reason it gives me a sense of hope...........hope about I don't know what, but hope all the same.
Tonight the skunks will be out again, rain does that to them. Just glad my wuffs know enough to stay away from the backside of them. I've got plenty of hydrogen peroxide, and Dawn dishwashing liquid just in case, fingers crossed!